Allied Universal Veterans

Estimator / Security DesignerJacksonville, FL

When you join the Allied Universal® Technology Services, you are joining one of the fastest growing security systems integrators in North America. Build your career within a fast-paced, dynamic, and diverse environment that combines leading-edge technology solutions - electronic access control, video surveillance, alarm monitoring, emergency communications, robotics, drones, and other smart tech innovative solutions - with physical security solutions to safeguard our clients and our communities. We offer an array of opportunities - service technician jobs, installation technician jobs, security installation jobs, engineers, and project manager jobs to name a few. Start your career with us today! We offer medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, retirement plan, employee assistance programs, company discounts, perks and more for most full-time positions!

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Position Overview:

Allied Universal® Technology Services is hiring a Solutions Architect/Estimator II to support the achievement of sales goals through direct pre-sales support, providing high-quality, innovative, cost-effective technical solutions that meet or exceed our customer’s needs in a professional manner. Experience designing and implementing advanced security solutions for our clients is instrumental. The role will involve solution design, technical consultation, project management, and continuous innovation to ensure the delivery of high-quality security solutions that meet our clients' needs effectively and efficiently.

Scope of Work:

  • Develop technical solutions that map customer business requirements to security technology solutions

  • Generation of technical scopes of work (SOW) and detailed design narratives for technical solutions and associated cost estimates

  • Manage estimation process to include interfacing with multiple representatives of sales, management, and customer teams

  • Analyze blueprints, construction drawings, and technical/functional design specifications to prepare compliant solutions

  • Research emerging technologies in support of security integration solutions

  • Interface with product and distribution partners to obtain systems, device, and equipment pricing during estimating process

  • Support the sales team by participating in technical discussions and meetings with customers and/or product partners

  • Support the Sales Team in customer-facing ROI (Return on Investment) discussions and technical presentations

  • Understanding construction divisions as they relate to electronics safety and security for RFP responses.

  • Maintain quality assurance by following organization and department standards

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with national codes, highly preferred

  • A minimum of 7 years relevant experience with integrated electronic security solutions or 5 years of experience in a pre-sales support or engineering position

  • Experience with understanding customer needs to design and build complex security solutions for access control, video management, intrusion detection and camera systems

  • In-depth knowledge of security system design best practices and product applicability, including products like:

  • Video surveillance and related technologies (Analog, IP, Codecs, VMS)

  • Access control and related technologies (card access, biometrics, PIV, FIPS-201, HSPD-12, various processor panels, electric locking hardware, etc.)

  • Physical intrusion detection (Bosch, DMP, etc)

  • Physical Security Information Management (PSIM)

  • Software House, Lenel, Amag, RS2, DSX and Open Options systems architectures

  • Industry technology certifications such as PSP, CCNA; or product-specific certification in Access Control and IP Video platforms

  • Working knowledge of network infrastructure, including switches, routers, IP configuration, CCNA or equivalent certification, is preferred. Equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of certification

  • A high school diploma required; bachelor’s degree in related field preferred; equivalent work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, and Word)

  • Utilizing a PDF editing – creation tool such as Bluebeam for device plotting and team collaborations

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; capable of managing multiple tasks, setting priorities, and meeting deadlines

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; the ability to communicate with stake holders via email, over the phone, and in person is required

  • Ability to maintain sensitive information

  • Ability to obtain any state licensing requirements

  • Ability to travel (10%–20%) on an as-needed basis

Benefits:

  • Company Credit Card and Bonus

  • Medical, dental, vision, basic life, AD&D, and disability insurance

  • Enrollment in our company’s 401 (k) or Supplemental Income Plan, subject to eligibility requirements

  • Eight paid holidays annually, five sick days, and four personal days

  • Vacation time offered at an accrual rate of 3.08 hours biweekly. Unused vacation is only paid out where required by law.

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Allied Universal® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information: www.aus.com

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, or require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment and/or employment process, please contact our local Human Resources department. To find an office near you, please visit: www.aus.com/offices .

Allied Universal® is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race/ethnicity, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status or relationship/association with a protected veteran, or any other basis or characteristic protected by law. For more information: www.aus.com

If you have any questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Diversity and Inclusion, have difficulty using the online system and require an alternate method to apply, or require an accommodation at any time during the recruitment and/or employment process, please contact our local Human Resources department. To find an office near you, please visit: www.aus.com/offices .

Job ID: 2024-1227524-2

Location: United States-Florida-Jacksonville

Job Category: Engineering